Fireworks light up the Burj Khalifa. Image Credit: Hadrian Hernandez/Gulf News

1. The 828-metre high façade of the Burj Khalifa will feature an illuminated LED screen that will wrap around it creating one of the world’s brightest shows to date.

2. The celebrations at Downtown Dubai this New Year’s Eve is set to be the grandest by far with a breath-taking six-part firework, laser and light show that will sweep through Downtown Dubai.

3. The astounding spectacle will use the world’s most advanced pyrotechnics and LED illumination technology.

4. If you choose to stay at home to watch the show instead, you will be pleased to know that there will be live streaming of the event here and live feeds on all major international channels.Online viewers can also choose from four different camera angles to watch the show.

5. The visual display will include a tribute to Dubai, its leadership, and the UAE’s 43 years of impressive achievements on the Burj Khalifa LED screen followed by a countdown to the New Year.

6. Custom-engineered for Burj Khalifa, the concept of this year’s LED display and fireworks is to present Burj Khalifa as a living entity. The six-part display will highlight the innovative and dynamic architecture of the world’s tallest building.

7. The Downtown Dubai New Year’s Eve Gala is the world’s most-watched New Year’s Eve spectacle surpassing the visitor turnout at celebrations in New York, Sydney and London.

8. Gold and silver strobe light effects will illuminate the tower in the first act, which will be complemented by fireworks displays from across buildings in Downtown Dubai illuminating the Dubai sky in a wash of brilliance.

9. The second act will dress Burj Khalifa in colourful rings and volcanic waves, lending the tower a rainbow effect with the displays scaling up and down the 828 metres high building.

10. The third act creates a constellation of twinkling golden stars in a glitter of pink resembling a shower of stars over Downtown Dubai.

11. The fourth act will feature a wave of cyclonic light effects enveloping the tower.

12. The final two acts will be the crescendo, with quivering light sequins covering Burj Khalifa, before the final countdown begins for a never-before-seen spectacle. The highest manmade point on earth will become home to a million stars in this brilliant finale.

13. Visitors to Downtown Dubai can watch the spectacle from various vantage points in Burj Park as well as Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard.

14. Visitors are recommended to take public transport to arrive at the venue, with the Roads & Transport Authority planning to extend the operational hours of the Dubai Metro.